Category Archives: ARCHICAD 23

AC 23 Text Frame Changes

There is a subtle, but important difference between text boxes in AC 23. In previous versions of ARCHICAD, the frame distance could be applied, then the frame turned off. This would allow the text to mask out elements without the need for an additional fill. Text boundaries could still be extended or adjusted, with these settings.

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Wether intentionally or not, ARCHICAD 23 works differently, with regard to these settings.

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ARCHICAD 23 ignores the 5.00 Pt offset from the above image, but it also locks out the user from adjusting the text boundary, as seen in the first image, with the pet palette activated from the upper right corner of the selected text box. In AC 23, the pet palette will not even be available if there is a frame offset while the frame is off. There are a few solutions that we may be able to implement here:

  • We can turn the frame on, and set it to Pen 51 (white hairline)
  • We can turn the Opaque option on and set a background pen to Pen 91 (standard white annotation pen in all pen sets)
  • We can turn the frame offset to 0.00 Pt, and leave the Opaque and Frame options off

Any of these solutions will allow the pet palette to work as normal in ARCHICAD 23. Here is a quick video demonstration of these steps and the differences in how this works in AC 23: